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Dec 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
know the weapons adam lanza used to kill his victims came from her home. bob orr is in washington with more on the investigation. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. as new details emerge, the scope of the horror explains. gunman adam lanza apparently sprayed two classrooms at sandy hook elementary school with relentless fire from a semiautomatic assault rifle. it was a massacre, and most of the victims were first graders. autopsies on the bodies of the children revealed that many, if not all, had been shot multiple times. wayne carver is the chief medical examiner for connecticut. >> i only did seven of the autopsies. the victims i had ranged from 3 to 11 wounds apiece and i only saw two of them with close-range shooting. >> reporter: investigators believe most of the bullets came from a bushmaster 223 assault rifle. it was one of four guns adam lanza took from the home he shared with his mother after he shot and killed her. sources say he left one gun in his car and then forced his way into the school, carrying the assault rifle in his hands and two semiautomatic pisto
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Dec 1, 2012 6:00pm PST
that these guys cheated the game. >> and rapper at risk-- kelly cobiella introduces us to an afghan singer who risks her life every time she takes the stage. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening. i'm rebecca jarvis. people in northern california just can't catch a break. the third big storm in four days is baring down on the region tonight. rivers in the area have a history of dangerous flash flooding as those who live along their banks know all too well. carter evans begins our coverage. >> reporter: the ground is soaked, creeks are full and rivers are on the rise. >> i've never seen it that high even during the spring. >> reporter: a storm drain near sacramento wasn't cleared fast enough to save the home of michael jimenez. in california's wine country, when the water gets this high along the russian river, people get worried. >> it's happened so many timeses and it does come, like, clockwork. >> reporter: victoria daly and her family know how dangerous this water can be. the russian river has seen severe flooding in the past. the worst in 19
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
bunch of huge and ugly potholes on a road that was supposedly going to get us to economic recovery. >> reporter: in fact, air traffic controllers warn that more than 100 small airports could lose their control towers. jobs and revenue that may never come back. john bentley, cbs news, new york. >> winter storms are spreading across the country, a massive storm that created havoc east of the mississippi is now headed to new england. that storm left a trail of power outages in the southeast after dumping some 15 inches of snow. in california, heavy snows continue to pile up. but inside the storm clouds there is a silver lining, as carter evans reports. >> reporter: snow fell again today in california's mountains. the latest in a string of storms that could have a major effect on the state's drought. >> if this trend top storys we'll be looking at excess water, rather than a water shortage. >> reporter: this san francisco meteorologist says the mounting snow pack, already 146% higher than normal, means the state's reservoirs will be in good supply. >> almost like putting water in a ban
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Dec 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
"force us into a dark tunnel with disastrous consequences." but the bickering is likely to go on. morsi still needs to form a but sadly seetion, says khalid is not acting as a president. >> reporter: the muslim brotherhood's head office was wrecked by opposition supporters an act former is supreme leader mahdy akef called criminal. "what is happening in egypt is not egypt" he said. st process. opposition supporters have laid virtual seize to the residential palace and zereatening further unrest if the president doesn't back down. what can the opposition do about this? andhe opposition is helpless and is divided and is without division. >> reporter: that leads the streets for what passes as political discourse and the army arreferee. it's a role they may have to tll for some time. morsi is insisting a referendum a held next weekend to vote on a constitution written by his party and its islamist allies. mistopposition wants one drawn ts ohat represents everyone's interests. maurice. >> dubois: alan pizzey, thank you, tonight. civiing now to syria, and the aivil war could be approaching a
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
are stored has detected evidence the assad regime may be preparing to use them in a last ditch attempt to save itself, an act the obama administration has warned could trigger military intervention. worst-case scenarios are threatening to become reality. >> it's not going to be a clean outcome. in the best of circumstances, now, it will be chaotic and messy. >> reporter: the u.s. is helping to organize the opposition's military command and later this week is expected to officially recognize its political leadership. what impact that has on the outcome of the civil war remains to be seen. >> glor: david martin, thank you. in egypt the concession offered late yesterday by president mohamed morsi has failed to satisfy hits opponents. and tonight the regime appears to be preparing for the long haul. allen pizzey is in cairo. >> reporter: in a scene of chaotic as the country's politics, egypt's main opposition group tonight rejected the constitution drawn up by the government, along with a referendum on it scheduled for next weekend. in doing so they also said no to a form of compro
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Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
to the weapon used in the newtown shootings. in washington, meanwhile, the gun control debate ramped up. on "face the nation" bob schieffer spoke with national rifle association president david keane, the first time the toup has spoken since making a statement on friday. >> scheiffer: when you came on television at this news conference friday you seemed to blame the mentally ill. you seemed to blame hollywood. you seemed to blame the media, the video game manufacturers. you did not seem to think that your policies have had anything at all to do with this. o> well, we don't think they eave. >> scheiffer: you see no responsibility. >> you know, we're living in a country, a free country which ntryle have a right to exercise their second amendment rights. we're living in a country where in the last few decades as gun ownership has increased, violent crime has fallen. thoughe have, though, in this ,ountry are, and in any country, f percentage of people who are, frankly, either evil or crazy. >> glor: the nra says existing gun laws are not being enforced. orgaret brennan has more on what t
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
seemed. >> so hopefully the discussions between the vice president and senator mcconnell will get us back on track. >> reporter: this evening leader reid announced there would be no vote tonight and that the senate would reconvene tomorrow morning. at this point both the house and the sflat would feed to vote on a plan tomorrow to give the president something to sign before the deadline. nancy cordes, cbs news on capitol hill. >> jeff: the pressure on congress to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff is great. failure would be felt almost immediately in paychecks as taxes go up. and in financial markets as wall street reacts. even though the dow is up nearly 6% for the year if lost 2% this week as the deadline looms. for more on the potential impact of wall street i'm joined by jim awad chairman of plimsoll. let's talk about the fiscal uncertainity is figuring on wall street. >> it is figuring in an increasingly negative way. the markets are become increasingly concerned that business and consumers will pull back due to the uncertainty about tax and spending. and it's affecting the financ
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Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
now elaine quijano tells us new orleans firefighters are returning the favor following sandy. >> what would you want to say to these guys? >> i love them for coming up here. this is the captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, i'm jeff glor. they are the storms that don't seem to quit. torrential rains and powerful winds sweeping across northern california one more time. thousands are without power. and rising floodwaters are threatening many more. still it could have been much worse. carter evans is in sonoma tonight. >> reporter: this was the last punch in a weather system that's been pounding california for five days. and it was supposed to be the worst. the rains came with a vengence, high winds uprooted trees and overturned trucks near san francisco. to the east colder temperatures turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town of truckee from the predicted flooding. california's wine country had also braced for the worst. >> the water was coming very fast and furious but the cole vert system that we've created was able to
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
quijano this morning, who joins us now. good evening, elaine. >> reporter: good evening to you, jim. well, police chief michael kehoe and captain joe rios arrived at sandy hook elementary within minutes of the call. >> we needed to break into the school to get in because the back doors are secured. >> reporter: how did you get it open? >> broke out the window. >> reporter: it was quiet, and the halls were empty. chief kehoe searched sandy hook elementary room by room. >> with the rooms locked, that means the teachers had done their job, locked their doors and hid their children from danger. so we went around the building to the front of the building. >> reporter: tell me about that. >> there was a very tragic observation on all parts because then you could see the carnage that was present. >> reporter: when you saw what was in that classroom, what went through your mind? >> i was devastated, absolutely devastated. i had no words. i felt a little bit of anger towards the person who had done this. >> reporter: did you think there was anyone there to save? >> no. >> reporter: as a firs
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Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
, you are not alone. these difficult days have unfolded. you've also inspired us, with stories of strength and resolve and sacrifice. >> jeff: the president also called for change in that speech saying are we really powerless in the face of such carnage. tomorrow the first funerals will take place. and today we learned police said that friday's massacre could be have been much, much worse. here's jim axelrod. >> reporter: newtown is a place of sober reflection and crushing emotion. all day people walk slowly to this makeshift memorial to leave flowers, light a candle, shed their tears. >> they were babies, they were innocent babies and that is what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: at st. rose of lima catholic church where adam landsa, his mother and eight of his young victims all wore shipped parishners were comforted by a lantern flown from the church of the nativity in bethlehem. but the in middle of mass a bomb threat, police emptied the church adding to the agony here. >> i don't think anything is worse than what happened in the school. >> reporter: this afternoo
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Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
automatically on january 1. major garrett is covering for us at the white house tonight. major? h reporter: scott, two senior white house officials tell us the next 48 hours are crucial. until republicans relent on raising income tax rates for households earning more than $250,000, the democrats will not discuss g.o.p. demand for cuts medicaitlement programs like te house and medicaid. this white house photo of president obama talking yesterday to house speaker john boehner does not convey the 2%se and difficult reality. the g.o.p. leader told mr. obama he wanted to permanently extend all current tax rates, including reose for the two 2% of earners. > there were some offers that conversahanged back and forth yesterday, and the president and r:had a pretty frank conversation about just how far apart we are. >> reporter: we asked white hinge spokesman jay carney today uhere things stood. how would you rate speaker boehner's flexibility? leahere's no indication yet hatt the republican leadership is willing to acknowledge the basic fact that rates need to rise on the top 2%. >> report
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Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
they were crying and i said it's okay, my dad is a cop. he'll help us. >> reporter: luke's father was rushing to the scene. what did you do when you saw him? >> he grabbed me, actually, and i said "oh, you're finally here, what took you so long?" >> reporter: there will be five more funerals here tomorrow, including one for vicki soto. she was one of the hero teachers who died trying to shield her students. luke santana had ms. soto for first grade a few years back and scott, he reports to me she was "so nice and kind." >> pelley: you have to love that boy. jim, thanks very much. figuring out why this happened is the hardest part of the investigation. justice correspondent bob orr has learned that the killer knew how to cover his tracks. >> reporter: the search for a motive is proving to be difficult. a computer and hard drive recovered from gunman adam lanza's home were smashed into so many small pieces the f.b.i. lab has been unable to retrieve any useful data. cyber experts are not optimistic. police are searching credit card e-mail, and phone records for lanza and his mother.
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Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
: sam moore surveyed the damage in his neighborhood in pennington, texas. >> this used to be a really big- - as you can see by the size of the slab, used to be a huge feed store. it wasn't a weak building at all. it was a well-built building, and it just-- you see what it did to it. it's amazing. >> reporter: emergency personnel here got some much-needed help from the indiana national guard today. troops were deployed here to help check on stranded motorists and check on shut-ins. jim? >> axelrod: troy kehoe in bloomington, indiana, for us, thank you. david bernard is the chief meteorologist at our cbs station in miami. he's following the storm system. david, as the storm tracks north, who has the most to worry about? >> well, there is a lot of real estate to cover, jim. let's start by looking at the satellite and radar combined this evening, and we have a big shield of snow this afternoon covering areas from detroit to cleveland, right through northern pennsylvania, now pushing into western portions of new york. south of there, all along the i- 95 corridor through new york and philly
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Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
us tonight. john? >> reporter: scott, it's a case that has everything: everything except an arrest. and that struck some as odd because in an 80-page document of court papers, the bank admits to almost going out of its way to act as a financial clearing house for international pariahs and drug dealers. h.s.b.c. officials listed mexico in its lowest risk category for money laundering during a four- year period when mexican drug cartels were funneling hundreds of millions of dollars through the bank. u.s. attorney loretta lynch. >> the investigation revealed that staggering amounts of cash, hundreds of thousands of u.s. dollars daily, were being deposited into h.s.b.c. mexico using boxes specially made to fit through their teller's windows to speed the transactions. >> reporter: it wasn't just the drug cartels that benefited from what prosecutors called the bank's willful failure to report suspicious activity. h.s.b.c. instructed an iranian bank how to conceal $183 million in transactions. h.s.b.c. also admitted to cutting the number of internal watchdogs to save money. assistant att
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Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
other means to avert the fiscal cliff before that deadline, and tomorrow, may give us a glimmer of hope but as i said, the white house does not consider this a breakthrough, but everyone is and will be talking. >> glor: major garrett at the white house. thank you. all of this uncertainty is already affecting the economy. today, a closely watched business group reported consumer confidence has declined for a second straight month, a sign americans may continue to hold back on spending. consumers won't like what they see at the supermarket if congress doesn't pass a new farm bill by january 1. milk prices could double to $7 a gallon or higher. john blackstone tonight explains why. >> who wants milk? >> me! >> reporter: with four children, the rasmussen family of los angeles drinks about five gallons of milk a week. if congress fails to pass a farm bill, they may end up spending an extra $120 a month on milk. that has dad sean rasmussen worried. >> we will not cut back on milk. they have to have their milk. we might have to cut elsewhere. >> reporter: without new legislation, government pr
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Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
, this would : sentially be a last-ditch effort to avert the fiscal ially be sources tell us that aides to the president have been in talks preliminary talks, with aides to senate majority leader harry elf who himself was here in hawaii this weekend for the funeral of senator daniel inouye. eid is now working, we're told, on a smaller package than the comprehensive deal than the president was working on with speaker boehner. than tmall package would prevent tax rates from rising for middle-class, perhaps cut some spending and tie up a few other loose ends. so far, though, senator reid has so fbeen in touch with republicans over this plan. blicans ovent and the first lady as you mentioned, are here in hawaii. th atte also attended senator inouye's funeral this weekend. this is the president's first real vacation, jeff, in about a year. real nut he's cutting it short, heading home later this week to bu heading hothe fiscal cliff as well. lor:lor: nancy, the white house ouses they have a much better chance dealing with reid as opposed to boehner? >> well, jeff, essentially they're hoping--
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Dec 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
one used in the sandy hook attack to access to mental health care and to what he called a culture of that glorifies violence. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, gun control has never been an obama administration priority. it is now, and the clock is ticking on vice president joe biden's gun violence task force. mr. obama wants to announce new initiatives before his state of the union address in late january. >> there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. we're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. and any actions we must take must begin inside the home and inside our hearts. >> reporter: after congresswoman gabrielle giffords and 18 others were shot in arizona and 12 were murdered in a colorado movie theater the president offered up words but little else. now words appear to be yielding to action and impatience. >> i will use all t
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Dec 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
tell me-- or do not used words like "curt," "frank" and "direct" meaning it was probably more gentle. also i'm told scott this is no longer a time for check-in phone calls between these two leaders. everything now is substantive about the underlying merit of what treasury secretary geithner. republicans believe this can be done through tax loopholes not raising rates on the wealthiest americans. >> pelley: we asked chip reid to visit with a family staring over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: sean and jody watson have four daughters ages five to 14 and know all too well the sacrifices and sleepless nights endured by middle-class families in a struggling economy. >> we don't go out to eat much. we don't spend-- we don't go to the movies much. >> we do a lot of thrift store shopping for my kids for clothes. >> reporter: shawn was unemployed for a year in washington state then two years ago he got a job as an accountant with the federal government so the family of six-- their savings depleted-- moved across the country to woodbridge, virginia. his salary of a little more than $70,000 is l
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Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm PST
state in the nation has legalized marijuana for recreational use, leaving cops and citizens with lots of questions. john blackstone clears the air. and what town has the winningest football team in the nation? wyatt andrews takes us to a community on hard times now riding high. >> one, two, three. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. whether the u.s. enters the war in syria appears to be up to the dictator bashar al-assad. on monday, david martin reported orte the assad regime had given orders to prepare chemical weapons for possible use to put down the revolt that has been raging in that country for more than a year and a half. oesident obama said the use of these weapons of mass bestruction would be totally unacceptable. well, tonight, david has new intelligence to report, and we have three stories on the breaking news in syria. we'll start with martin at the pentagon. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence so far has not detected any emgns syria is loading chemical weapons on to aircraft, but defense secretary panetta s
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Dec 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
evening. er're about to set a weather aycord. the government told us today that this year is on track to be the warmest ever recorded. owerar this year, the degreature in the lower 48 states is averaging 57 degrees, rmich is about three degrees above normal. wd the drought will go down as the second worst drought it, topped only by the dustbowl of the 1930s. a storm moving through the midwest is bringing some much- needed precipitation. chicago is just getting its first measurable snowfall. it's the latest in the year that that has ever happened. but the storm is making a mess of travel heading into the holidays, and dean reynolds is in the middle of it. >> reporter: traffic in the ns sest and great plains simply stopped cold. stranded on interstate trucker tracy martin spoke for many. >> once you're stuck, you're stuck. it's hard to get out. >> reporter: the snow took all autumn to fall, and when it did, it was blown by 50-mile-per-hour gusts into drifts two feet deep. hofoot fell in des moines. oten more is forecast in parts of wisconsin and michigan. whiteouts led to a pileup
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Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
negotiations they would like to lose another 71. so that's a large impact on us. >> reporter: shipping companies deny any outsourcing, they want to drop contract provision which would require hiring temporary workers even when there's no work for them. steven barry represents the employers. >> these employees have a guaranteed job for life. we have a no layoff clause. there's probably 25 million americans who are looking for work right now who wish they had a no layoff clause. >> reporter: to get these cranes and containers moving again, the nation's largest retailers' group has asked president obama t help end the strike. a 2002 labor dispute here ended only when president bush ordered the docks reopened after ten days, and that one, scott, cost the economy $15 billion. >> pelley: john, thank you. there is nothing stopping a pacific storm that is headed to the coast. this is a computer forecast that projects the density of moisture reaching from hawaii toward northern california. more than a foot of rain is predicted and mudslides are a danger. carter evans is in sacramento
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Dec 25, 2012 5:30pm PST
unfamiliar places. michelle miller brings us up to speed. >> reporter: a half-foot of snow caused whiteouts on roads across the texas panhandle. there were near-blizzard conditions at day break in amarillo. 250 miles east, just outside oklahoma city, a 21-vehicle pile-up on interstate 40 stopped traffic for five hours. 12 people were injured. one state over in missouri, salt trucks were busy preparing the roads for expected heavy snowfall. transportation officials mark sheldon warned holiday travelers. >> certainly, those roads are slick. if you don't have to get out, please don't get out. >> reporter: the storm system caused heavy snow in the midwest, brought heavy rains and wind to the south, and shrouded the city of atlanta in fog. at least two reported tornadoes touched down in the houston area. one man was killed when a toppled tree flattened his pickup truck. by mid-afternoon, nearly 70,000 people in the houston area were without power. meteorologist david bernard says it's only going to get worse. >> this is a wide-ranging storm, as far as impacts go. there's a tornado thre
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Dec 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
for us. >> reporter: shifting the eligibility age upwards has gotten traction on capitol hill in recent years even among democrats. but republicans say they deserve serious credit for putting it on the table in these negotiations, scott, even though it might be unpopular. >> pelley: nancy, there's another tax that will be affected by all of this, the payroll tax and it was reduced by two percentage points during the economic crisis. it's listed on your pay stub as f.i.c.a. which, by the way, stands for federal insurance contributions act. it's, simply put, the money you pay to social security and medicare. that tax cut is due to expire at the end of this month also. so we asked jim axelrod to tell us what that will mean. >> reporter: the payroll tax cut is giving this family an extra $70 month to spend. john mejia is a maintenance man in new jersey. are you paying attention to what's going on in washington right now? >> of course we are. >> reporter: the mejia's $50,000 a year income puts them almost in the middle of american households. if the payroll tax cut is not extended, th
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Dec 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
from a self-inflicted wound. outside parents were desperate for information. >> they didn't tell us anything, only what she know which is i don't know if that's accurate so we don't have any information. i don't know. >> reporter: parents cradled their children to protect them from the december cold and the shock of the shooting. some were directed to the fire house to be reunited with their children. others were pulled aside to a separate room. maureen kerins is a nurse. >> all i can say that one of the cops said it was the worst thing he'd ever seen in his entire career but it was when they told the parents, all these parents were waiting for their children to come out, they thought that they were still alive. there was 20 parents that were just told that their children are dead. it was awful. >> reporter: one six-year-old boy who was in a classroom when the gunman came in and shot the teacher has told his father that as all of this was unfolding at this elementary school down the road, the shooter, scott, never said a word. >> pelley: jim, thank you. police tell us, as jim said,
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Dec 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
end of a hallway. he ducked from view. gue officers heard a final volley of shots. lanza had used one of the handguns to take his own life. a.t.f. officials now tell us >> pelley: bob, you mentioned there was a fourth gun. do the investigators have a theory on what he intended to do with that? >> that fourth gun was a shotgun capable of carrying a large drum of ammunition. lanza left it behind in the car's truck. police say they're not sure what he intended to do it with but it suggests maybe he was thinking of a broader attack. >> pelley: bob, thanks very much. we asked correspondent seth doane to talk to people who could paint a broader picture of adam lanza. >> reporter: what kind of kid was adam lanza as a classmate. >> just quiet. >> reporter: this girl remembers adam lanza from german class. >> on one side he did something unspeakable, on the other, that's not how i remember him. i remember him as the nice kid that i sat near in class and, you know, we joked, he'd laugh, that kind of thing. >> reporter: it was the spring of 2009 and the two were enrolled at western connectic
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Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
has not used his chemical weapons, including nerve gas, but the possibility that he might threatens to pull the united states into that middle east conflict. here's how mr. obama put it. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command. the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> pelley: so why did the president say it today? david martin hat the pentagon has been talking to his sources. >> reporter: this is a commercial satellite photo of a syrian chemical weapons base. u.s. monitoring of roughly two dozen bases like this indicates the assad regime has begun preparing its chemical weapons for use. orders have been issued to bring together chemical ingredients which are normally stored separately for safety, but when combined form a deadly nerve agent sarin. throughout months of heavy fighting, intelligence analysts said assad remained confident he would defeat the uprising. now the fighting
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Dec 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
change. >> pelley: and what happens when an economy collapses? mark phillips takes us to a place where carrots have become a means of exchange. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the highest ranking office in the cabinet is secretary of state, and presidents almost always get their choice. but late today, susan rice, believed to be the president's first choice to succeed hillary clinton, withdrew her name from consideration. rice is u.s. ambassador to the united nations. her chances of becoming secretary of state were undermined before she was nominated because of something that she said in september. bill plante is at the white house for us tonight. bill? >> reporter: scott, that's right. and sources close to the white house and to susan rice tell us that both she and the president concluded this was not a fight worth having. republicans challenged rice's explanation of the september 11 attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya, that killed ambassador chris stephens and three others. five days after that att
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
court system needs to nudge us forward to be a better, more united america. >> reporter: the court could rule in a way that impacts same- sex marriage only in california and does not affect the rest of the country. >> movements are a mix of things and you have to kind of take the ups with the downs. >> reporter: the court will hear the marriage cases in march. a decision will probably come by the end of june. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> pelley: john, thank you. the court also said today it will hear a second case on same- sex marriage. that case is a challenge to the current law that denies married same-sex couples the same federal benefits as other married couples. we checked with the census bureau today and they told us there are just over 600,000 same-sex couple households in olerica today. most states-- 38-- ban same-sex marriages. nine states and the district of ges.mbia allow them. s a cbs news poll last month, just over half of americans, 51%, told us they think same-sex marriage should be legal. it said it should not. exlot of economists were expecting a lo
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Dec 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
individuals, all of us-- every single one of us-- agrees that tax rates shouldn't go up for the other 98% of americans. >> reporter: the president met with harry reid at the white house and spoke with house speaker john boehner. mr. obama said lawmakers need a break from fiscal cliff frustration-- much of it self- induced. >> we move forward together or we don't move forward at all so as we leave town for a few days to be with our families for the holidays, i hope it gives everybody some perspective. >> reporter: the president will follow his own advice. lawmakers and return to washington if there is a deal. >> pelley: major, thank you. as you know, this debate is all about bringing the federal budget under control. if the white house and congress can't figure it out, big across- the-board budget cuts and those tax increases we mentioned kick in automatically january 1. the so-called fiscal cliff. the republican speaker of the house tried to force through his solution last night but he couldn't keep his own party in line. nancy cordes is at the capitol. nancy? >> reporter: scott, this wa
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Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
-million dollars. we sold off 150 acres; gave us hemething to pay the tax with. >> reporter: now, jeff and his wife mary worry their dream of passing the land on to their two daughters will be ruined by the lifcal cliff. the estate tax rate would rise from 35% to 55% on estates worth over $1 million. 1 t today's prices in the napa thley, the pages' land could easily be worth $8 million. you're wealthy, right? u' but it's all in the dirt. you know, we're dirt rich, cash poor. >> reporter: for the pages, more than money is at stake. they want the land that is part of their family's past to also be part of its future. john blackstone, cbs news, in the napa valley. >> glor: and that is not all. apart from the fiscal cliff febate, some other laws are due to expire january 1, and that could cost americans plenty. ar starters, the payroll tax break will end. illial security taxes will go from 4.2% back to 6.2%. if the farm bill is allowed to expire, it is feared milk prices could rise sharply. hundreds of american families famiheartbroken tonight after russian president vladimir putin banned
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Dec 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
us a bullet-proof vest for the trip thewithin minutes it became erystal clear why. ( gunshots ) >> hold on, something's up. r: reporter: a block away, this man was a target. >> he just shot at me right there! >> man with a gun. man with a gun. >> reporter: that's the fleeing suspect. >> stay in the car. >> reporter: okay. >> reporter: the commander and his men ran down the suspected shooter. >> he's in the backyard! >> reporter: 21-year-old julian gayles. police think the shooting probably was gang-related. >> it looks like a baretta, 9 millimeter. if you can see the hammer it means he just shot it. s reporter: chicago's police say they've seized more gun this is year than new york and los angeles combined but the violence here is still so bad arat heavily-armed police now have to attend gang funerals to prevent revenge killings. is this a solvable problem or do you just try to maintain a certain level of calm? >> i don't want to maintain. i want to win. so we're going to always try to do better than we did before. >> reporter: it didn't get much bet they are weekend. among th
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